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'''Stefano Evodio Assemani''', (1707 - 1782), Ottoman-born oriental studies|orientalist, nephew of Giuseppe Simone Assemani and cousin of Giuseppe Luigi Assemani, was the chief assistant of his uncle Giuseppe Simone in his work in the Vatican library. He was titular see|titular archbishop of Apamea (Syria)|Apamea in Syria, and held several rich Prebendary|prebends in Italy. His literary labours were very extensive. His two most important works were a description of certain valuable manuscripts in his ''Bibliothecae Mediceo-Laurentianae et Palatinae codd. manuscr. Orientalium Catalogus'' (Flor. 1742), fol., and his ''Acta SS. Martyrum Orientalium''. He made several translations from the Syriac language|Syriac, and in conjunction with his uncle he began the ''Bibliothecae Apostol. Vatic. codd. manusc. Catal., in tres partes distributus''. Only three volumes were published, and the fire in the Vatican library in 1768...
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